Hi! My name is Zheng Shijie and also you can call me Nathan. I come from Zhejiang province of China which is a really beautiful place. I studied landscape for four years and now major in urban design in Newcastle university. Why I chose this course is because I want to make my places (like my hometown) more comfortable and humanity for people to live or play. I like all kinds of outdoor activities and I like children and enjoy playing with them. I like doing some volunteer activities. Because in that way I can not only help people in need but also learn new things from others.


Reflective summary: my first blogging experience in semester 1

Before this course, I’ve never written one blog. I would say that it was so fantastic to have such an amazing experience about creating blogs. Expressing my opinions about urban design through blogs is difficult for me because I never tried that before and also I don’t know how to express my thoughts in an…
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Comment on Sherry Xinrui Chen’s blog ‘Sustainable Urban Transport’

In Sherry’s blog, she talked about the emergence of building a complete system of sustainable urban transport. Due to the development of society, our world will gradually become a very congested place and what we have is only limited space to live. So it becomes a serious issue that we need to think about some…
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Health & Well being in Urban Design

Urban design has became more and more important in recent years, thus turns out a lot of theories of urban design and in all of these theories, there is always one issue that every designer will discuss about which are health and well being. So in this blog, the writer is going to discuss some…
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Urban design in Chinese city (Hangzhou)

As we all know, China has the largest population in the world. And because of the development of economy, the demand of urban space is growing quickly. More and more people want to move to urban areas. Figure1: China’s urbanization 1949-2013 Source: National Bureau of Statistics of China (2014) The rapid urban population growth in…
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Charrette Week 2017:Don’t Fluff Your Lines

The School of Architecture Planning and Landscapes will bring together almost 500 students from across every stage to take part in a series of week-long projects every year which is known as Charrette Week. At the first week of this semester, we had this wonderful and interesting charrette to enjoy. And in this blog, I…
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